- Muslim ministers have resigned so government can probe whether any of them were involved in Easter Sunday bombs that killed more than 200
- Buddhist monks had rallied the faithful against one minister whom they claimed had links to Muslim extremists
Rarely have Sri Lankan Muslims faced the level of persecution they are facing now. They have been besieged and cowed from the moment suicide bombers, apparently doing the work of Islamic State, blew themselves up in three churches and three luxury hotels in Colombo, claiming over 200 lives on Easter Sunday.
On Monday, all Muslim ministers and Muslim Ministers of State – along with two Muslim Provincial Governors – resigned from their posts, saying the government could now investigate whether any of them were involved in the plot, without “hindrance”.
From my article in the South China Morning Post. Please read the full article here